From left to right:
Hand made felt cut into squares and linked together by white machine stitch. Inspired by the red square embossed image.
Knotted hand dyed silk – looking for something with shine to reference the black ink drawing but the knots poke out too much for the drips really.
Sari silk and Perle cotton thread couched together on the machine. This was another attempt at a yarn with parallel lines. Would have been better if I hadn’t used red to machine it together but I was being lazy. Might try a hand stitched version with “invisible” thread.
And one final 30 cm segment:
I was quite pleased with this one which was silk thread stitched through a thin strip of tulle and then the tulle was trimmed close to the thread.
I was going for a central core with hairiness around the outside that had a degree of stiffness to it. A pleasing irregularity also developed fortuitously that added to the connection with the drawing but also suggested further uses for this net sewn thread. I could pull a core together much more tightly with machine stitch and possibly use multiple layers of tulle. Maybe machine couch a core.